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(Zingiberaceae)

Hedychium forrestii Diels. - KWJ12314

Pot Size: 3 litre
Price: £15.00
Description:
This name has been over-used, unfortunately incorrectly. At last we are confidant that this is the true species that we have found in the high mountains of northern Vietnam. Where this species is common, if not invasive due to the deforestation. Here it is generally seen as an upright plant 1.5-2m tall with broad stem clasping grey-green large leaves 35-50cm long. The terminal flowering spike is up to 30cm long with large imbricate (flat clasping) overlapping bracts which the large white scented flowers push up out of, 3-5 flowers in succession. It is a late flowering species that does not flower for us as we are too far north, in the wild it is late September to November on, it certainly starts too late to produce seed by December. Should be hardy to -10C with this provenance.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Zingiberaceae) Hedychium forrestii Diels. KWJ12314
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial White Late summer, autumn medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Sun Deciduous bold Vietnam
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
Yes ORNAMENTAL fruit
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